Henrik Lundqvist debuted his new mask with the shiny silver cage on Halloween, what turned out to be a game when the Rangers goalie backstopped his team to a victory over the Golden Knights. It just so happened to also be the first game of a winning streak that extended to five straight games following the 4-2 victory over the Bruins on Wednesday night at the Garden. When that (non) coincidence was brought up to Lundqvist on Wednesday morning, the franchise netminder just looked up and smiled. “It was time for a change,” he said. Lundqvist said he normally goes through about three or four masks a season, this way he can auction them off for charity. His previous mask had a navy blue cage on the outside, but the inside of the pipes were painted white for better vision. This cage is all silver, and Lundqvist had the insides of the pipes sanded down so that there is less glare. He certainly saw the puck well enough against the Bruins, making 31 saves in his fifth straight start. “This was probably the best Hank has looked as far as, you know, in control,” said coach Alain Vigneault, who picked up his 200th win as Rangers coach. The only other Rangers coaches to reach that milestone are Emile Francis (342) and Lester Patrick (281).
Henrik Lundqvist undefeated with his new mask
New York Post | Nov 9